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Salt is an education finance support program that helps remove the financial barriers to higher education to free everyone to unlock the potential of college and the dreams education enables.


By 2025 ensure that no individual fails to realize the full potential of their formal education because of finances.


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Today, ASA delivers on its mission by combining its 60 years of experience, knowledge and best practices into:

Salt®, a free-to-the-user education finance support program that offers tools and guidance to help students, alumni, and families make proactive, informed decisions about planning for, paying for, and repaying their higher education.

The Center for Consumer Advocacy, a team of dedicated specialists who champion the cause of education consumers and widen public understanding of college financing and repayment as both an education and economic concern. 

College Planning Services in Massachusetts, a series of programs and counselors located in schools, libraries and community agencies throughout the Commonwealth that help young people and adults from all backgrounds plan for college and find sources of financial aid.

FFELP Borrower Support. We continue to support Federal Family Education Loan borrowers through the wind-down of our FFELP guarantee portfolio.